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A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Chemistry in its element Chemistry World

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A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

    Hexasilabenzene: Chemistry in its element

    Hexasilabenzene: Chemistry in its element

    Brian Clegg discovers what a six-membered silicon ring can tell us about alien life

    • 6 min
    2AP (2-acetyl-1-pyrroline): Chemistry in its element

    2AP (2-acetyl-1-pyrroline): Chemistry in its element

    Frances Addison on the aromatic compound found in both buttered popcorn and the bearcat’s scent glands, and responsible for the distinctive smell of both

    • 5 min
    Dexamethasone: Chemistry in its element

    Dexamethasone: Chemistry in its element

    News that this cheap, ubiquitous steroid drug may reduce deaths in Covid-19 cases has been greeted with cautious optimism. Ben Valsler looks at the history of dexamethasone and the promising Recovery trial results.

    • 6 min
    Porcelain: Chemistry in its element

    Porcelain: Chemistry in its element

    Mike Freemantle on the art, history and science of this delicate, translucent ceramic material

    • 6 min
    Feldspar: Chemistry in its element

    Feldspar: Chemistry in its element

    Brian Clegg introduces the humble mineral that delights both astronomers and archaeologists

    • 7 min
    Cimetidine: Chemistry in its element

    Cimetidine: Chemistry in its element

    Mike Freemantle introduces the peptic ulcer treatment cimetidine, which – as Tagamet – became the first 'blockbuster' drug

    • 7 min

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